Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870. [Napoleonic Wars] LEATHER-BOUND FIRST EDITION. Complete in two volumes. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. xii; 369 ; pp. viii; 347 . Recently bound in navy half morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, and the original regimental pebble-grained black cloth over boards, with gilt badges stamped to uppers. All edges marbled. A black ink presentation inscription to the second blank of each volume: 'Presented | to | the officers, 52nd Light Infantry | by | Francis Montagu Douglas Scott | late | Lieut. 52nd Light Infantry. | 1894.' Gently toned throughout, with occasional minor marks and stains. A little rubbing to edges, and some marks to original cloth. Presented in an attractive new leather binding. Very good. The famous account of the Waterloo campaign of summer 1815, by the then-Captain of the Royal Horse Artillery, written up from rough notes during the 1830's but not published until the author's son edited the manuscript following his father's death. Rather than the battle itself, it focuses on general impressions of a foreign country and the day-to-day tedium of military life. This copy was presented to the library of the Officers' Mess of the 52nd Light Infantry Regiment by Francis Walter Montagu Douglas Scott (1860-1942), who later gained the rank of Captain in the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Item #61022
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